Braddock Road Brass Band

The Braddock Road Brass Band is a new addition to the Mason Jazz family, conducted by trumpet faculty and Louisiana native, Graham Breedlove. Performing a wide variety of New Orleans and Louisiana music, BRBB is modeled after the classic New Orleans brass bands such as Rebirth Brass Band, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Soul Rebels Brass Band. Music will come from a wide range of influences and most importantly, just like a day in the Big Easy, always fun!

Ensemble Auditions – Fall 2021 (current Mason students) 

  • Instrumental Piece:  Doxy
  • Instrumentalists:  Play the melody for one chorus and improvise for two choruses. In addition there will be sight-reading on the audition. Please bring your own musical accompaniment/backing track for iPod, Phone or CD player. (Bring adapter if your phone does not have a headphone jack)
  • Vocalists:  Sing one song of your choice (jazz preferred), sight-read a solo musical line and sing a brief tonal melody test. Please bring your own musical accompaniment/backing track for either iPod, Phone or CD player.
  • Visit the SEATING PLACEMENT AUDITIONS page to sign up for an audition. If all audition slots are filled, please e-mail Dr. Darden Purcell

Concerts – Fall 2021

  • Wednesday, DEC 1, 8pm:  Jazz Combos/Braddock Road Brass Band (directors, Wade Beach, Graham Breedlove) – CFA (free and open to the public)